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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Corpataux-Magnedens
Coat of arms
Corpataux-Magnedens is located in Switzerland
Corpataux-Magnedens is located in Canton of Fribourg
Coordinates: 46°45′N 7°6′E / 46.750°N 7.100°E / 46.750; 7.100Coordinates: 46°45′N 7°6′E / 46.750°N 7.100°E / 46.750; 7.100
Country Switzerland
Canton Fribourg
District Sarine
 • Mayor Syndic
 • Total 4.47 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Elevation 687 m (2,254 ft)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 1,313
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Postal code 1727
SFOS number 2184
Surrounded by Arconciel, Farvagny, Hauterive, Rossens
SFSO statistics

Corpataux-Magnedens is a former municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. The francophone municipality was formed 1 January 1999, from the union of Corpataux (Arpitan: About this sound Korpathà ) and Magnedens (Arpitan: About this sound Manyedin ).[1] On 1 January 2016 it merged with Farvagny, Le Glèbe, Rossens and Vuisternens-en-Ogoz to form the new municipality of Gibloux.[2]


Corpataux-Magnedens had an area, as of 2009, of 4.4 square kilometers (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 2.49 km2 (0.96 sq mi) or 57.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi) or 24.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi) or 18.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.11 km2 (27 acres) or 2.5% is either rivers or lakes.[3]

Of the built-up area, housing and buildings comprised 7.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.9%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 6.2% of the area Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 42.8% is used for growing crops and 13.3% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.[3]

The former municipality is located in the Sarine district.

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a Saltire in chief a Maltese Cross and in base a Ram all Argent.[4]


Corpataux-Magnedens had a population (as of 2014) of 1296. As of 2008, 9.9% of the population are resident foreign nationals.[5] During the period 2000–2010, the population changed at a rate of 44.2%. Migration accounted for 32.9%, while births and deaths accounted for 9.8%.[6]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (738 or 92.0%) as their first language, German is the second most common (45 or 5.6%) and Italian is the third (7 or 0.9%). There are 2 people who speak Romansh.[7]

As of 2008, the population was 51.9% male and 48.1% female. The population was made up of 523 Swiss men (46.3% of the population) and 63 (5.6%) non-Swiss men. There were 487 Swiss women (43.1%) and 56 (5.0%) non-Swiss women.[8] Of the population in the municipality, 286 or about 35.7% were born in Corpataux-Magnedens and lived there in 2000. There were 344 or 42.9% who were born in the same canton, while 77 or 9.6% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 65 or 8.1% were born outside of Switzerland.[7]

As of 2000, children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.2%.[6]

As of 2000, there were 345 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 404 married individuals, 38 widows or widowers and 15 individuals who are divorced.[7]

As of 2000, there were 287 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.8 persons per household.[6] There were 52 households that consist of only one person and 30 households with five or more people. In 2000, a total of 276 apartments (93.9% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 12 apartments (4.1%) were seasonally occupied and 6 apartments (2.0%) were empty.[9] As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 7.8 new units per 1000 residents.[6] The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 1.42%.[6]

The historical population is given in the following chart:[10][11]


In the 2011 federal election, the most popular party was the SPS which received 36.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (16.8%), the CVP (15.1%) and the FDP (7.2%).[12]

The SPS received about the same percentage of the vote as they did in the 2007 Federal election (36.0% in 2007 vs 36.7% in 2011). The SVP moved from third in 2007 (with 17.0%) to second in 2011, the CVP moved from second in 2007 (with 19.2%) to third and the FDP moved from below fourth place in 2007 to fourth. A total of 358 votes were cast in this election, of which 8 or 2.2% were invalid.[13]


As of 2010, Corpataux-Magnedens had an unemployment rate of 3.9%. As of 2008, there were 26 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 20 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 6 businesses in this sector. 39 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.[6] There were 424 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 40.8% of the workforce.

In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 68. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 20, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 20 of which 16 or (80.0%) were in manufacturing and 4 (20.0%) were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 28. In the tertiary sector; 2 or 7.1% were in the movement and storage of goods, 3 or 10.7% were in a hotel or restaurant, 4 or 14.3% were technical professionals or scientists, 7 or 25.0% were in education.[14]

In 2000, there were 24 workers who commuted into the municipality and 356 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 14.8 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering.[15] Of the working population, 8.3% used public transportation to get to work, and 77.6% used a private car.[6]


From the 2000 census, 646 or 80.5% were Roman Catholic, while 44 or 5.5% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 8 members of an Orthodox church (or about 1.00% of the population), there were 4 individuals (or about 0.50% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic Church, and there were 18 individuals (or about 2.24% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There were 5 (or about 0.62% of the population) who were Islamic. 30 (or about 3.74% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 56 individuals (or about 6.98% of the population) did not answer the question.[7]


In Corpataux-Magnedens about 267 or (33.3%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 105 or (13.1%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 105 who completed tertiary schooling, 62.9% were Swiss men, 29.5% were Swiss women, 4.8% were non-Swiss men.[7]

The Canton of Fribourg school system provides one year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school. This is followed by three years of obligatory lower Secondary school where the students are separated according to ability and aptitude. Following the lower Secondary students may attend a three or four year optional upper Secondary school. The upper Secondary school is divided into gymnasium (university preparatory) and vocational programs. After they finish the upper Secondary program, students may choose to attend a Tertiary school or continue their apprenticeship.[16]

During the 2010-11 school year, there were a total of 118 students attending 6 classes in Corpataux-Magnedens. A total of 268 students from the municipality attended any school, either in the municipality or outside of it. There was one kindergarten class with a total of 18 students in the municipality. The municipality had 5 primary classes and 100 students. During the same year, there were no lower secondary classes in the municipality, but 46 students attended lower secondary school in a neighboring municipality. There were no upper Secondary classes or vocational classes, but there were 25 upper Secondary students and 41 upper Secondary vocational students who attended classes in another municipality. The municipality had no non-university Tertiary classes, but there was one non-university Tertiary student and 4 specialized Tertiary students who attended classes in another municipality.[8]

As of 2000, there were 6 students in Corpataux-Magnedens who came from another municipality, while 79 residents attended schools outside the municipality.[15]


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 19 July 2011
  2. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 19 January 2016
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the accessed 1 December 2011
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 Archived 28 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 19 June 2010
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 1 December 2011
  7. ^ a b c d e STAT-TAB Datenwürfel für Thema 40.3 - 2000 Archived 9 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 2 February 2011
  8. ^ a b Canton of Fribourg Statistics (German) accessed 3 November 2011
  9. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB - Datenwürfel für Thema 09.2 - Gebäude und Wohnungen Archived 7 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 28 January 2011
  10. ^ Corpataux-Magnedens in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  11. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 Archived 30 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 29 January 2011
  12. ^ Canton of Fribourg National Council Election of 23 October 2011 Statistics (German) (French) accessed 3 November 2011
  13. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton Archived 14 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 28 May 2010
  14. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Betriebszählung: Arbeitsstätten nach Gemeinde und NOGA 2008 (Abschnitte), Sektoren 1-3 Archived 25 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 28 January 2011
  15. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Statweb[permanent dead link] (German) accessed 24 June 2010
  16. ^ Chart of the education system in Canton Fribourg (German)

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